May 2019 Advocacy Alert

May 2019 Advocacy Alert
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center December  Newsletter
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In remembrance of one of our beloved therapy dogs, Tiny
It is with heavy hearts for us to say that we lost one of our beloved therapy dogs, Tiny Dunphy. Tiny was a Great Pyrenes who lived to be 8 years old. He visited the ECCAC about once a month for the last 2 years. He was a gentle giant who brought great comfort to many of our children. We will miss seeing his sweet face at the ECCAC but we know he is looking down on us in doggy heaven. 
A creature of comfort
To the CAC I go
Gently greeting visitors
It's happiness I sow
My brother goes to the nursing home to learn from our elders
Some were pilots, and two were even welders
Memories can fail
But when he wags his tail
None show fear
And smiles appear
I visit the treatment center and my brother does too
My name is Tiny
You can call him Boo
I came from a shelter
Born to be a helper
I love all people
And when my mommy needs it I love to help her.
-"Tiny" Dunphy, Great Pyrenes
ECCAC PALS (People and Animals Lending Support) Team member
In our hearts forever

Front Desk Volunteers

We are in need of front desk volunteers at the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs! If you are interested, please contact Angie Harder at  or at (850) 833-9237 Ext. 253

Event Volunteers 

If you are interested in volunteering for future events, please contact Chelsea Fox at or at (850) 833-9237 Ext. 256

New or gently used medium sized, empty duffel bags or backpacks are needed f or children who are uprooted from their home. 
Gas and Walmart gift cards-$10-$25
New underwear, any size, any gender
(Particularly teen/adult size underwear)
New socks for teens
Feminine products
Individually wrapped snacks
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Juice boxes
Sodas (in cans please)
Cases of water bottles
Baby wipes
Facial tissues
Lysol aerosol cans and wipes
Pack n play beds (new or gently used)

Also, feel free to check out our Amazon Wishlist!

You can also start donating while you shop by signing into your Amazon account at
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Select Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center to support and they will donate to us each time you buy from Amazon. 

We accept donations at both of our Centers, and we appreciate your support! 
It was another extremely successful Destin Charity Wine Auction weekend! We are incredibly blessed to be a part of this great event! Thank you for all that you do for the children in our community DCWAF!
Special thanks to their presenting sponsor - Chuck Hutton Toyota

And a huge thank you to Candis & Jack Wilson for hosting the ECCAC Patron Dinner at their beautiful home!  

Thank you to two of our outstanding volunteers, Jen & Roz, who refreshed and hung white boards in our lobby nook at our Niceville Center!  
Volunteer Appreciation Week was in April and we couldn't let it pass without celebrating our volunteers! Here is just a few of our many dedicated front desk volunteers at our Volunteer Reception held at the Freeport Community Center.  

We also had a great time at our Key Contributor Reception held at the beautiful home of Tammy & Jim Pierce! 

Thank you to Alysa Cooper who dropped off several stocking stuffer items to the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center! She had collected them for a school project and she plans on collecting more items to donate to us in the future! It's special to see kids helping other kids! 

Thank you My Town 2Go - 850 for doing a fundraiser for us for Child Abuse Prevention Month! We're so grateful for your support!

Big thank you to Okaloosa County Tax Collector for their very generous donation!

Congratulations to our fearless and wonderful leader Julie Sacco Porterfield for being nominated as a Woman of Honor for the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women! We may be a little bit biased but we can't think of anyone more deserving! 
Thank you Stubbs Orthodontics for the fundraiser you did for us last month AND for being one of our Angel sponsors for our Golf & Gala! We can't thank you enough for your continuous support!

We cannot thank the Walton County Courthouse and Tax Collectors Office enough for their wonderful support throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month including their generous donation!

Sandestin Wine Festival
May FRESH BAKED sponsor

Supports our Young Ambassadors


Niceville Loc-N-Stor

Israel Williams of Ziic Outdoors, LLC. 

Thank you to our ECCAC Club Members!

Guardian Angel
Jim and Tammy Pierce
Jim Karian
Don and Nancy Roberts
Lea Capers
Julie Porterfield
Jackson Wilson
Carmen Konert
Michael C. Thompson
Dana Saffel
John Smith
Sarah Vorgert
Eldon Diamond
Patrick Reily
MaryAnn K Jones
Patricia Castelli
Hanya Bluestone
Lauren Thompson
Lee Shaw
Thomas Cooper
Renee Pellegrino
Randall Leggett
Jeffery Pierce
Tara Johnson
Friends Of The Center (Couple)
Janet Parker
Bernadette Williams
Bridget Keepman
Keri Atchley
Eric Aden
Alan Wood
Cheryl Pawelczyk
James Rowell
Bill Fletcher
Brian Plott
Sydney Harper
Kathleen Jarvis
Leslie Fuller
Melissa Bowles
Jennifer Clark
Caitlin Archer
Friend Of The Center (Individual )
Kay Pelhan
Solange Jones
Rosa Fleming
Laura Renna
Erin Hoover
Leighann Elliott
Alex Jordan
Corbin Miller
Cadey Moody
Lindsey Smith
Whitney Whidden
Artie Rodriguez
Shaun Eubanks
Megan White
Megan Abreu
Alexis Poff
Ta'ki Brown
William Blanken
Brook Spires
Nancy Brown
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